January Term, or J-Term, is designed to provide maximum opportunity for intense learning either on or off campus. Our on-campus program focuses on enriching the mind/body connection, and our 3-week Study Abroad programs provide a rich cultural and academic experience that focuses on the importance of global citizenry. The Landmark College Works Employment Readiness Experience Course combines class time and work experience for students interested in learning more about the world of work. Students interested in applying for the Landmark College Works Employment Readiness Experience can find materials here.
New and returning students enrolled in J-Term have options to earn credits, enhance academic skills, and engage in physical activities. Students can:
- Earn as many as 4 credits during J-Term
- Enjoy an intensive and focused learning experience
- Shorten the length of time needed to complete their degree requirements
Classes begin January 6 and end January 23, 2020. Academic classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Students have access to campus resources during J-Term, including health services, counseling, the Drake Center for Academic Support (DCAS), and the Library. While students enrolled in J-Term are not assigned a designated advisor, the DCAS is staffed by personnel who have filled the advising role during traditional semesters. The academic intervention team is also in place to support students experiencing academic difficulties due to attendance, work completion, or other academics-related concerns. The residential staff offers programming in the evenings that supports the wellness initiatives embedded in the J-Term experience. Professors include experiential opportunities as part of their classes. Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Residential Life work closely together to provide a robust experience for students both inside and outside the classroom.
Course Registration Process
Course registration opens on November 1 for on-campus courses. Later in November, course enrollment is reviewed. If a course is under-enrolled, it is canceled. Students should include second choices on their registration forms. Please refer to the Study Abroad page for the Study Abroad course registration process. Students may add a course until the end of the Add period, January 6, provided they have housing reserved on campus. Students must be enrolled in an on-campus, 3-credit J-Term course in order to be on campus. J-Term tuition is non-refundable, so it is particularly important that students make use of the Add period to make course changes.
Students who are interested or who have questions should contact their advisor or contact Lynne Shea, Dean of Liberal Studies and the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Study Abroad programs, contact Jessica Lindoerfer at email@example.com.
Enrolling as a new student this January?
You may be eligible to fast track your semester with our January JumpStart option. JumpStart is a 3-week mini-session that runs from January 5 to 23, 2020, just before the start of the Spring Semester.